Sunday, January 4, 2015

2014 Favorites With Keith Uhlich (Part 1)

Another year, another cinema count down. Despite 2,500 miles between their locations, Peter couldn't resist sitting down Keith Uhlich—now of The AV Club, The L Magazine, and To Be (Cont'd)—to discuss their favorites of the year, so through the power of technology, the virtual balcony is open for this first of two parts. This year's freewheeling discussion takes us from the lore of Macedonia then up cabal cars to the gods of Nepal, the mundane moments of youth to the dystopic futures of simulacra takeover. And yes, even perhaps the realm of television might be crossed, but not without first fueling up on some cocaine from the good doctor. Plus, our favorite repertory picks of the year.

0:00-4:18 Opening Thoughts
4:19-22:34 Picks for #10
22:35-47:47 Picks for #9
47:48-1:04:41 Picks for #8
1:05:28-1:07:02 Mubi Sponsorship - Bluebeard and The Sleeping Beauty
1:08:05-1:24:18 Picks for #7
1:24:19-1:41:39 Picks for #6
1:41:40-1:56:10 Favorite Repertory Picks
1:56:13-1:58:26 Close / Outtakes
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Notes and Links from the Conversation

Keith Uhlich's Picks
10. Alexander: The Ultimate Cut (Oliver Stone, 2004/2014)
9. Mr. Turner (Mike Leigh) and National Gallery (Frederick Wiseman)
8. Nightcrawler (Dan Gilroy)
7. "Get The Rope" from The Knick (Steven Soderbergh)
6. Level Five (Chris Marker, 1997/2014) and The Congress (Ari Folman)

Peter's reviews of Mr. Turner, National Gallery, The Knick, and Level Five.

Peter Labuza's Picks
10. Abuse of Weakness (Catherine Brelliat)
9. "American Mythologies" Trilogy — The Immigrant (James Gray) / Jersey Boys (Clint Eastwood) / Inherent Vice (Paul Thomas Anderson)
8. Boyhood (Richard Linklater)
7. Manakamana (Stephanie Spray and Pacho Velez)
6. John Wick (Chad Stahleski and David Leitch)

Keith's reviews Abuse of Weakness, Jersey Boys, The Immigrant, Manakamana, and John Wick.

-Matt Zoller Seitz's book on Oliver Stone
-The Nixon Video Essay by Seitz and Kevin B Lee
-Nick Pinkerton on Mr. Turner
-More information on critic John Ruskin
-Kris Tapley interviewed both Darius Khondji and Robert Elswit for their work on shots described in this show from The Immigrant and Nightcrawler
-Peter on Killing Them Softly
-Vadim Rizov on Boyhood
-"Elevator" from Louie
-Interview with Spray and Velez on making Manakamana 

1 comment:

  1. a really enjoyable discussion. now I want to see Jersey Boys AND Rivette's Duelle. Also, hear hear for people putting a sock in it.